Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards program honors manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The Miami program offers twenty-six consumer product categories for entry.


Miami International Boat Show Innovative Products Categories

  • Boat Care and Maintenance (coatings, chemicals, paints, finishes, additives, oils and tools)
  • Cabin Cruisers (25-45 ft.)
  • Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats
  • Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software
  • Consumer Safety Equipment
  • Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats
  • Deck Boats
  • Deck Equipment (rigging, rope, anchoring equipment, boat covers, canvas work, T-tops/arches, stainless work, mooring gear, steering mechanisms and wheels, exterior and underwater lighting, BBQs, blocks, winches/winch handles, screens, vents, etc.)
  • Docking and Fendering Equipment
  • Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion/Hyrbid
  • Fishing Equipment, Gear and Tackle
  • Furnishings and Interior Parts (appliances, furniture, lighting, testiles, galley, etc.)
  • High Performance Boats
  • Inboard Engines
  • Inflatables and Tenders
  • Jet Boats
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems (AC/DC onboard and shore power systems, batteries, control apparatus, battery management tools, inverters, chargers, air conditioning, heating, plumbing, ventilation, pumps, tanks and fuel systems, solar panels, etc.)
  • Motor Yachts (trawlers and power multihulls - all; motor yachts over 45 ft.)
  • Outboard Engines (including trolling, propane and electric motors)
  • Personal Gear, Soft Goods (clothing, footware, etc.)
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Propulsion Equipment and Parts (gauges, trim tabs, propellers, thrusters, etc.)
  • Sailboats
  • Tow Boats
  • Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories
  • Watersport Equipment
Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards By Years

2020 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards Winners
Boat Care and Maintenance

Finsulate Panama, Finsulate

An innovative solution to an age old problem.

Cabin Cruisers

C-32 CB, Cutwater Boats

A lot of engineering went into making a trailerable 32-foot retractable flybridge boat with all of the features included.

Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats

345 Luxury Center Console, Solace Boats

With a combined 150 years' experience in the boating business, the judges unanimously agreed we'd never seen this much innovation in a center console.

Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software

N2KView Anchoring, Maretron LLP

For a cruiser who anchors regularly, this brings precision and certainty to the frequently imprecise and stressful task of anchoring.

Consumer Safety Equipment

ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon, ACR Electronics

When your life is on the line, knowing that your distress signal has been sent and the PLB is working correctly can make all the difference.

Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats

SLX-R 400e Outboard, Sea Ray Boats

Sea Ray's SLX-400e is an example of integrating a series of innovations, including their Fathom E-Power generator-free boat electric system, to make a better boat.

Deck Equipment

Infinity Power Step, Chaparral Boats

It's an easy way to enjoy relaxing in the water and will be the hottest thing at the sand bar this year.

Docking and Fendering Equipment

Golden Dock Stabilizer, Golden Boat Lifts

A wonderful solution to the age old problem of a wobbly dock.

Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion/Hyrbid

Ingenity Electric Drive System, Correct Craft

They've gone farther than anyone to date in bringing a high level of electric propulsion to the tow boat market.

Fishing Equipment, Gear and Tackle

Coastal Base, GemLux

It's a great multi-tasking base that allows recreational boaters to install outriggers, rods and sunshades.

Inboard Engines

PCM Z Series Engines, Pleasurecraft Marine Engines

With common service points, catalytic converters, closed cooling, and the ability to run on 89 octane, PCM's Z series engines are environmentally friendly and provide a wide range of power options.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Seakeeper 1, Seakeeper

This brings the magic of Seakeeper and a stable boat all the way down to a 23-foot boat and makes installation easy.

Outboard Engines

450R, Mercury Racing

The first of a new generation of super-charged V8s with mind blowing potential.

Personal Gear, Soft Goods

Magnetic Coasters, Stay Put Systems

There's no more crying over spilled chardonnay!

Personal Watercraft

Mirage Drive 360, Hobie Cat

The best in a peddle style kayak designed for fishing.

Propulsion Equipment and Parts

MX1, Sharrow Engineering

This is a breakthrough prop design that promises lower vibration, increased efficiency and could truly change the industry.

Tow Boats

G23 Paragon, Nautique Boat Company

With a host of innovative features like a telescoping tower, hull-sides used as a running surface and the ability to literally dial in your ideal surf wake, this boat has it all.

Watersport Equipment

Pup Plank, International Leisure Products Promarine Division

This is a deep, easy entrance for your dog, and it stores and folds easily - a great way to get your dog on board.